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Macao hotels welcome 444,000 guests in October

More guests are on staycations; numbers still well below October 2019, when more than 1 million overnighted in the city.

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More guests are on staycations; numbers still well below October 2019, when more than 1 million overnighted in the city.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:41 am

Macao’s hotels and inns welcomed 444,000 guests last month, a marginal increase of 1 per cent over October 2020.

The Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said that due to the increased popularity of staycations, local guests rose by 35.6 per cent to 78,000, while mainland guests dropped by 5.6 per cent to 340,000.

Guests’ average length of stay rose by 0.2 night year-on-year to 1.9 nights, and the number of available guestrooms increased by 0.9 per cent to 36,000. 

However last month’s total compares poorly with the 1,177,000 hotel guests recorded in October 2019.

The bureau underlined that hotels and inns which are being used for medical observation quarantine and self-health monitoring were not included in October’s statistics.

The DSEC also pointed out that Macao’s overnight visitors dropped by 63.9 per cent month-on-month due to tightened cross-border Covid-19 control and prevention measures between Macao and Zhuhai in early and the middle of October. 

As a result, average occupancy fell by 4.9 percentage points month-on-month to 44.6 per cent. However, the rate rose by 4.8 percentage points year-on-year. 

In the first 10 months of the year, the number of guests grew by 94.3 per cent year-on-year to 5.48 million, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:41 am

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